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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Column: Long layoff, regional dominance tarnish title game

Jan. 10, 2020 5:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gloomy clouds were lingering over the Big Easy as the contestants were scheduled to arrived for the so-called national championship game. The weather conditions Friday were an appropriate mood-setter. The tedious, 16-day-long break since the semifinals has largely stifled the momentum of...

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

WVU's Huggins fined for referring to refs as '3 blind mice'

Jan. 8, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has fined West Virginia coach Bob Huggins $10,000 for referring to an officiating crew as “three blind mice” after a recent loss at No. 3 Kansas. The league announced the fine in a statement that also issued a public reprimand. “Coach...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day, in San Francisco.  A Pac-12 team has made the College Football Playoff just twice in six seasons and none of the last three.
If anyone should be leading the charge toward expanding the current four-team model, you would think it would be Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Pac-12 commissioner says missing playoff 'harmful' to league

Dec. 12, 2019 3:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pac-12 team has made the College Football Playoff just twice in six seasons and none of the last three. If anyone should be leading the charge toward expanding the current four-team model, you would think it would be Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “I completely get that it would...

FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. Emmert says it is “highly probably” federal legislation will pass that sets national guidelines for how college athletes can be compensated for the their names, images and likenesses. Emmert spoke Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the Learfield/IMG Intercollegiate Athletic Forum sponsored by the Sports Business Journal, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

NCAA: 'Highly probable' Congress passes athlete comp rules

Dec. 11, 2019 5:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday it is “highly probable” Congress will set national guidelines for how college athletes can be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Emmert, who spoke at a forum sponsored by the Sports Business Journal, said he...

Ohio State coach Ryan Day holds the trophy following the team's 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, early Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Analysis: 4 enough for now to keep CFP expansion talk quiet

Dec. 9, 2019 3:01 AM EST

College football always needs an argument when it comes to the postseason. This year, it was whether LSU or Ohio State should be the top seed in the four-team playoff. Four was enough this season to accommodate the teams worthy of a crack at the national championship. Maybe more than enough. Unlike last season,...

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) hugs wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (2) after the Sooners 30-23 overtime win over Baylor in an NCAA college football game for the Big 12 Conference championship, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

No. 6 Oklahoma beats No. 8 Baylor 30-23 in OT for B12 title

Dec. 7, 2019 8:34 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 6 Oklahoma has done all it can, winning a fifth Big 12 title in a row with another close win over No. 8 Baylor. Now the Sooners wait to see if they are going to get in back in the College Football Playoff. That is up to the selection committee, though it will be virtually...